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Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Recognizes Work, Musical Leadership of Eastman Alumnus Caleb Burhans

June 4, 2009

Eastman School of Music alumnus Caleb Burhans, described by the New York Times as a “man of many talents” whose “name stands out on a roster,” has been awarded a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing and Visual Arts. The prestigious and selective grant recognizes young artists—nominated by institutions invited to submit a candidate, in […]


Professor Jonathan Dunsby Elected President of Music Theory Society of New York State

June 3, 2009

Jonathan Dunsby, professor and chair of the Department of Theory at the Eastman School of Music, has been elected president of the Music Theory Society of New York State. He will serve as president from 2009 to 2011. The Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS) was established in 1971 to provide a forum […]


Selected Coverage June 2009

June 1, 2009

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Eastman Composer, Musicians Join Lyons Band to Premiere Commissioned Work

May 21, 2009

A new work by award-winning composer Baljinder Singh Sekhon II, written to feature the Arabesque Winds quintet and graduating musicians from the Lyons Senior High Concert Band, will receive its premiere on Monday, June 8, at the band’s annual outdoor pops concert. Sekhon, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in composition at the Eastman School […]


Eastman Pianist Zhang Zuo Starts Preliminary Round of Van Cliburn Competition on May 22

May 19, 2009

The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gets underway Friday, May 22, and Eastman School of Music student Zhang Zuo will be taking the stage of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth as one of the competitors. The preliminary rounds, in which each pianist will perform a 50-minute solo recital, are held from 1 to […]


'China Connection' Promotes Cultural Exchange, New Music Collaborations

May 18, 2009

Eight members of the Eastman School of Music community will travel to China this month, meeting with their composing and performing counterparts to foster the promotion of new music written on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. The “China Connection” project is the brainchild of doctoral student Liu Liu, a pianist who has previously accompanied […]


Enrich Your Musicianship at the Eastman School of Music This Summer

May 15, 2009

Musicians of all levels – from students to teachers and other professionals – can keep honing their skills over the summer with classes at the Eastman School of Music. Whether it’s a children’s choir for third-through-eighth graders, a middle school band camp, a high school wind ensemble workshop, or conducting and choral institutes for professional […]


'Eastman at St. Michael's' Series Features Trumpet, Organ Recital

May 14, 2009

Music by Josh Reed, trumpet, and Daniel Aune, organ, will wrap up the spring season of “Eastman at St. Michael’s Series” concerts. The concert, part of a series of monthly recitals, will be presented at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, in the historic St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church. The concert, which will include jazz […]


Red Line Saxophone Quartet Wins Fischoff Gold Medal

May 13, 2009

Members of the Red Line Saxophone Quartet are, from left: Brandon Kies, Douglas O’Connor, Gao Qun, and Quinn Lewis. Photo by Gerry Szymanski. # # # For the second time in less than two months, the Red Line Saxophone Quartet has taken home a top honor from a major national chamber music competition. The ensemble […]


Annual Commencement for Eastman School of Music Undergraduate and Master's Students Is Sunday, May 17

May 8, 2009

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra music director Christopher Seaman will receive an honorary degree and Boston Symphony Orchestra managing director Mark Volpe will give the address and receive the Eastman School of Music’s Alumni Achievement Award during the School’s 84th annual commencement ceremony. The ceremony for students receiving their undergraduate and master’s degrees will be held at […]